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United States District Court
Eastern District of Michigan
Subpoena in a Civil Case and Return of Service Form
Plaintiff(s)                                                                         Defendant(s)


                                                                                  CASE NO.


                                                                                          SUBPOENA FOR ATTENDANCE AT TRIAL
                                                                                          SUBPOENA FOR ATTENDANCE AT A DEPOSITION
                                                                                          DOCUMENT PRODUCTION REQUEST ONLY
                                                                                          PROPERTY INSPECTION REQUEST ONLY

     COMMAND TO APPEAR                YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear at the place, date and time specified below to give testimony in the
                                      above case, and, if so indicated, to bring certain documents with you.

   Place:                                                                    Date:
                                                                   APPEARANCE WITH DOCUMENTS (SEE DESCRIPTION BELOW)
                                                                             APPEARANCE WITHOUT DOCUMENTS

 COMMAND FOR DOCUMENTS                YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to have the following documents, objects or things delivered to the place listed
                                      below, or allow the inspection of the below-listed property at the date and time specified.

   Place:                                                                    Date:


Description of documents/items to be produced or property to be inspected:

  This subpoena is issued by (name, address and telephone           Date of execution               Signature of issuing attorney/court officer
  number of attorney:)

                                                                     On behalf of the
                                                                  Plaintiff     Defendant

INT-0129-MIE-4/92 REV. 4194                                                                                                       PAGE ONE OF TWO
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Rule 46


            (1) A party or an attorney responsible for the issuance and service of a subpoena shall take reasonable steps to avoid imposing undue burden or
expense on a person subject to that subpoena. The court on behalf of which the subpoena was issued shall enforce this duty and impose upon the party or
attorney in breach of this duty an appropriate sanction, which may include, but is not limited to, lost earnings and a reasonable attorney's fee.

          (2)(A) A person commanded to produce and permit inspection and copying of designated books, papers, documents or tangible things or inspection
of premises need not appear in person at the place of production or inspection unless commanded to appear for deposition, hearing or trial.

              (B) Subject to paragraph (d)(2) of this rule, a person commanded to produce and permit inspection and copying may, within 14 days after service
of the subpoena or before the time specified for compliance if such time is less than 14 days after service, serve upon the party or attorney designated in the
subpoena written objection to inspection or copying of any or all of the designated materials or of the premises. If objection is made, the party serving the
subpoena shall not be entitled to inspect and copy the materials or inspect the premises except pursuant to an order of the court by which the subpoena was
issued. If objection has been made, the party serving the subpoena may, upon notice to the person commanded to produce, move at any time for an order
to compel the production. Such an order to compel production shall protect any person who is not a party or an officer of a party from significant expense
resulting from the inspection and copying commanded.

           (3)(A) On timely motion, the court by which a subpoena was issued shall quash or modify the subpoena if it

             (i) fails to allow reasonable time for compliance;
             (ii) requires a person who is not a party or an officer of a party to travel to a place more than 100 miles from the place where that person resides,
is employed or regularly transacts business in person, except that, subject to the provisions of clause (c)(3)(B)(iii) of this rule, such a person may in order to
attend trial be commanded to travel from any such place within the state in which the trial is held, or (iii) requires disclosure of privileged or other protected matter
and no exception or waiver applies, or (iv) subjects a person to undue burden.

(B) If a subpoena

           (i) requires disclosure of a trade secret or other confidential research, development, or commercial information, or
           (ii) requires disclosure of an unretained expert's opinion or information not describing specific events or occurrences in dispute and resulting from
the expert's study made not at the request of any party, or
           (iii) requires a person who is not a party or an officer of a party to incur substantial expense to travel more than 1 00 miles to attend trial,
the court may, to protect a person subject to or affected by the subpoena, quash or modify the subpoena, or if the party in whose behalf the subpoena is issued
shows a substantial need for the testimony or material that cannot be otherwise met without undue hardship and assures that the person to whom the subpoena
is addressed will be reasonably compensated, the court may order appearance or production only upon specified conditions.


           (1) A person responding to a subpoena to produce documents shall produce them as they are kept in the usual course of business or shall organize
and label them to correspond with the categories in the demand.

           (2) When information subject to a subpoena is withheld on a claim that it is privileged or subject to protection as trial preparation materials, the claim
shall be made expressly and shall be supported by a description of the nature of the documents, communications, or things not produced that is sufficient to
enable the demanding party to contest the claim.

                                                                     RETURN OF SERVICE

 Served on:                                                                           Place:

  Date of Service                                         Amount of fees tendered                                   Printed name of server

        I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing information
contained in this Return of Service is true and correct.

 Signature of Server                                                                   Address of Server

  Date of execution

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